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Jen: Meth Billboards Aren’t A Bad Thing

RE: Meth billboard angers Post Falls mom/HucksOnline

Jen/A Butterfly Moment: The billboards used to bother me, too. And especially after my 10 year old son said they bothered him so much that he asked me to take another way home. We talked about what the boards were about so he knew it had to do with drugs, but the pictures still bothered him. After thinking about it, I realized that that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. If those pictures from those boards help him stay away from drugs and maybe even help him influence others to do the same, they will do what they were meant to do. Drugs and what they do to people are ugly. It’s hard to look at, yes. But better on the billboards than on our kids.

Question: Do you think the Idaho Meth Project ads have been effective?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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